9.25.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • That David Blaine special had the dumbest ending in the history of ever. I'm surprised that New York crowd didn't riot, and I'm surprised announcer John Saunders agreed to stoop that low.
  • McCain suspends his campaign and wants to cancel the Friday debate in order to work on the financial "crisis". Obama says a president needs to be able to handle more than one thing at one time. Advantage: Obama
  • Man, if the debate fires up tomorrow with Obama there and McCain's chair empty, what a scene that will be. And that photo would be everywhere.
  • There are a bunch of wooden pallets on fire in Crowley this morning. Channel 8 and Channel 5 couldn't get a shot from anything other than 10 miles away. Fox 4 managed to get one from about a 1/2 mile away. No one has a helicopter in the air.
  • Bush was on TV last night trying to explain why he wants to use $700 billion of your money to bail out dumb lenders. Ever since WMDs, he pretty much couldn't convince a fish the sea was salty.
  • "Banks could fail, including some in your community," he said. Really?
  • Ok, I might be a little grumpy towards the Republicans this morning.
  • Better Jessica Alba pics than yesterday. Kind of makes me want to visit that bar in Sin City.
  • I just found out it was "premier week" on network TV. It's not like the old days where if you missed something, you might never see it.
  • Video of the day yesterday: Radio studio goes up in flame while DJ keeps rolling.
  • Headline: "Palin once blessed to be free from 'witchcraft'". And there's a nine minute youtube clip to back it up but there's no way I'm giving up nine minutes of my life for that.
  • After jogging yesterday outside, I flipped on the TV and saw Dancing With The Stars. I hung in for about 10 minutes waiting for that Kardashian chick, but had to change channels when some 12 year old boy started singing.
  • I promise I created anti-lock brakes in my brain as a kid during an ice storm. My dad had just explained to me that once your tires lock up on ice, you're no longer in control. It had to be around 1976 or 1977.
  • I thought about that while seeing the trailer for the new movie about the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper that was stolen by Ford. Which looks pretty good by the way.
  • I still remember my first home run as a kid in organized baseball. Left field. Three innings later the game was cancelled due to lightening.
  • There's an email going around suggesting that if the $85 billion bailout of AIG were instead distributed to 200 million adult Americans, that each person would get $425,000. I'm no math major, but that's not right. Is it?

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

I admire John McCain even more for putting aside his personal quest to return the current position and take care of business. Presidents can handle more than one thing, but a debate isn't really of the magnitude that the financail crisis is. Obama probably should pay more attention to his job now. Sacrifices must be made and debates can be rescheduled!

Anonymous said...

My math shows each person would get $425. Basically, divide 850 by 2 after striking out all the unneeded zeros.

Anonymous said...

Not complaining but,you've posted that girl before

Anonymous said...

Obama likes to hear himself talk. He stresses that the American people should treat this situation very urgently and he's not willing to postpone a stupid debate? Ideally, McCain should've told Obama he was sending Sarah Palin to the debate in his place. If McCain had done this, Obama would've flown to DDC in a heartbeat!

Anonymous said...

all the post of the girls are getting old.

Anonymous said...

McCain made the correct decision. Obama stated Presidents have to do more than one thing at a time and that's true but, the one thing he forgot was that neither are President. John McCain returned to Washington to do the job he was elected to do. Obama needs to understand the debate was to be over foreign policy, not the economy and under the circumstances that debate can wait. Besides, McCain has offered- up to the Obama campaign town hall meetings, ten to be exact, and Obama has not agreed to a one. McCain has got some major balls to suspend his campaign and take a chance on the election and I believe that say's something for him. Advantage McCain

Anonymous said...

Huh, what are the odds?


"On Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell apologized for a Friday segment that estimated Cindy McCain wore a $300,000 outfit to the Republican convention: "Now, a correction. Last week, the Early Show aired an segment on an outfit Cindy McCain wore during the Republican National Convention. We estimated the total cost was more than $300,000. It turns out that dress is off-the-rack and the pearl necklace is not real. We regret the error."

They knew what they were doing from the start- it didn't matter if there was a chance it could help Obama.

Don't think the media is biased toward liberalism?

Their own story freaked (in error) over the cost of McCains De La Renta outfit which they said was 3000.00 dollars. There has been no mention of the fact Obamas suit he wore to the DNC cost SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS!!

It doesn't matter to me at all what they wear or how much it costs but, the cost of McCains suit sure seemed important to the liberal news.

Didn't matter that Obamas cost twice as much.

Yes, I know they totalled everything and refered to her "wardrobe" - they knew when it was distilled down to the public this would translate to she paid 300,000 dollars for her clothes and they were right. Go to any liberal site dailykos, huffingtonpost, your pick and you'll find that 90+% of the posts on the subject will refer to her "300,000 dollar dress"

The fact Libs can't get anywhere in this country is a testament to the superiority of the conservative message.

If conservative politicians had the media sewed up as well as the Dems/Libs they'd own this country but, it's hard to get anywhere when too many Americans get their political news from keith olbermann and jon stewart and think micheal moore is a documentarian and not a sociopolitical activist for the left.

I weep for the species

Anonymous said...

425k eh? must be democrat math! looks more like 425.00 per... or a good box of cigars for Clinton.

wordkyle said...

This will be the perfect debate for Obama and the media. The media can act like they're all serious and doing their duty, while giving Obama a free campaign commercial. How "hard-hitting" do you think the questions will be when there's only one unopposed Democrat on the stage?

"Senator Obama, do you prefer the full Windsor or the half Windsor when you tie your necktie?"

"Senator Obama, how will this bailout affect widows, orphans and puppies?"

"Senator Obama, are you ever blinded by the shimmering aura of greatness and wonderment that surrounds you?"

Leaving out the ability to read a teleprompter, Obama has yet to prove that he can do one thing at a time.

Anonymous said...

Obama can't handle stringing a set of words together to express a coherent single thought in a single speech without a teleprompter.

He rambles on like a retarded 9 year old and says,"Help me out here, uh, bear with me, uh I'm tired you know, um we were in 57 states. I AM a dream you know, air up your tires and lets combine hope and change and call it chope."

He is quite possibly the worst extemporaneous speaker in politics alive today when compared to his scripted talents.

Silicone Alley said...

That chica is from a bar off of Harry Hines.

Anonymous said...

i saw on the colbert report on tuesday that if we distributed the $700 billion to every american, they each could buy 2,000 apple pies from mcdonalds. his guest then proceeded to say that if you lost your house you could just make one out of the apple pies, and they would heat themselves.

i would rather have a house and a crappy economy.

Anonymous said...

did anybody ever remember when was obama's last press conference..???

Anonymous said...

I don't know how a bailout would work but I have received calls offering to use bailout money to lower my mortgage interest rate. Since I have no debt on my modest 1300 square foot home I don't need a government hand out. I guess that I will be taxed to finance the bailout of the McMansion owners who can't and never could be expectd to make a payment. The federal government has now moved into the position to become the largest owner of residential property in America. Thanks to Bill Clinton who forced the lending to folks who were not otherwise qualified for a mortgage. And thanks to Dodd, Obama and Kerry who were at the top of the list of senators who received the most in donations from Fannie and Freddie.

Would all you superior and highly educated Democrates please forgive my poor grammer and spelling.

Anonymous said...

Obama took questions from the press YESTERDAY.

McCain hasn't voted in the Senate since April and now he has to go and do his job? The man is scared to debate.

Anonymous said...

Seems like everyone else is a little tired of the chicken Democrats who once again prove that going to work and doing their job isn't something they are really interested in.

Anonymous said...

During McCains announcement this morning, one thing struck me most of all..he was speaking about this 700 billion dollar bailout and how this $ could totally fix our country's "crumbling" infrastructure in every city and town in america...is this what american taxpayers would want to gamble our tax money on..wouldn't fixing our infrastructure be priority for taxpayers..???

Anonymous said...

I doubt Obammy could win a debate with himself. He should be debating Joe "Hair Plugs" Biden. Those two can't agree with each other. Osammy wants clean coal burning plants and Zerox Joe doesn't want coal plants period and on and on.

Anonymous said...

930 what questions did he take..? i didn't see or hear about any and i watch news all the time..can you elaborate on this q&a please..???

Anonymous said...

everybody get ready for the mid-october surprise...HRC..!

Anonymous said...

9:39 I heard it on WBAP during the Sean Hannity show. Hannity carried it live when Obama made his announcement of not wanting to call of the debate. The questions from the press began immediately thereafter -- then Sean cut away from the news conference to rail on him.

Anonymous said...

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http://www.cccat.org/2008%20rankings/september%2024.pdf

Anonymous said...

An AP story on MSNBC

"BANGOR, Maine - A television news anchor in Maine who looks a lot like Sarah Palin says she's been getting "hate mail and nasty phone calls."

Cindy Michaels from WVII-TV has long brown hair that she sometimes wears up in a style similar to Palin's, and she also wears glasses on occasion.

Michaels says some viewers recently began accusing her of trying to copy Palin's style or, worse, somehow trying to subliminally sway votes."

Make your own inferences.

Anonymous said...

The only problem I see (well the most obvious one) with giving all that money out to every American is that it's our money to begin with. So you drain the Treasury to loan money to yourself. How do you pay it back? Or it isn't a loan at all. Either way, it's sounds like a dumb idea.
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

8:25, mccain does not want to debate because he is going to get roasted. he is not doing nothing about the economic crap, he just aint ready to feel the heat. i can't wait to see him get tongue-tied during debates. that will be good times indeed.

hell, if he can prepare for a debate and he is not even president, then there is no way he needs to be president if he can't multi-task. what a joke.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Governor Palin will lend her "Witch Doctor curing Holy Man" to DC to fix the economy. Oh Jesus take these evil doer witches out of our economy.......! Oh that could be a problem, a lot of the RNC would have to leave town.

Anonymous said...

you admire mccain because he cant do more than one thing at a time?

you must admire the last eight years of bush, and this is way we have to have change.

i admire your honesty, but im ready for a real man in the white house.

Denney Crane said...

Barak Obama has a great opportunity to show America how he can institute change by going to Washington and leading both parties to provide a solution for the current financial crisis.

As of today, I believe he is one of the top 20 most influential politicians in America and could have a major influence on instituting a solution. Unfortunately, with an election 2 months away, he doesn't have time to do the job we are paying him to do as a Senator. He won't even show up and vote present.

No, I don't believe Obama gives a rats ass about Americas problems. I believe it's all about him and this proves it. He's a man of inaction...what's changed?

Anonymous said...

People that think like the people 9:52 referenced should have to identify themselves to their neighbors and I know there are plenty of readers here, who think harassing that lady for attempting to sway voters by looking like Sarah Palin would think tht's perfectly reasonable.

Anonymous said...

Being coached on what questions to ask ,and what answers to give.
Seems anyone can become a master-debator!

Spelling and Grammer police did I make any mistakes!If i did you can kiss my funk and wagnall!

Anonymous said...

Why is McCain concerned about returning to Congress now? He hasn't voted on a bill in FOUR MONTHS. All of you people saying he is "doing the right thing" by returning now are idiots. He hasn't done his job in four months, and has admitted before he doesn't know much about the economy. All this from a man who has Phil Gramm as an advisor, a person who got us into this mess. And McCain was one of the Keating Five since you all have short memories.

Letterman had it right, why would you suspend your campaign altogether? Send in your VP candidate to campaign in your stead while you're away playing "hero." Oh wait, that would mean she'd have to talk to the press unscripted and participate in the VP debates, which McCain is calling for a postponement of that, too.

The Civil War didn't stop Presidential campaigns, nor did WWI or WWII. Why should this?

Anonymous said...

Couldn't get the Palin/witcraft thing to play but, so what. Obamas minister once blessed him to, hate whitey, and be free from any non leftist and non socialist views- it worked wonders, so maybe Palin is now protected from witches.

Anonymous said...

9:30 and 10:02 when you've spent 7years in a P.O.W. camp there's probably not a whole hell of a lot he's scared of. The debate was to be about foreign policy which McCain is well versed. Therefore, the debate was not the issue or the reason for his return to Washington. Some of you people are so used to having smoke blown up your ass by the liberal media you believe anything they tell you. As well, you both need to "brush-up" on the grammer. 10:04, are you saying Obama is a real man? I realize he is, in the human form, but if I am taking it the way you mean it, your comment truly scares me with regards to your thought process. Then again most men of middle eastern descent believe they are "real men" and treat their spouse as such.

Anonymous said...

10:38, when was the last time Obama was in Washington doing his job? He's been running for the Presidencey the last two years and he's only been in office for three.
Can we smell the coffee here?

Anonymous said...

I'd much rather see McCain and Obama in DC, doing the job they are currently elected to do - be a Senator, than preparing for a debate like a High School debate team.

The current economic situation is very serious - this is not the time for spin and marketing - using focus groups to figure out which phrase impresses most people.

I swear! most Americans are sheep, just follow the hype, no time to listen for substance.

We're all responsible for the mess we're in. We all enjoyed the good times, now we'll all have to make sacrifices. The job of those people we elected is to make sure that the burden is spread out equitably.

Anonymous said...

We need a bail out for the bail out,because the bail out we used for the bail out didn't bail us out!

We need to debate about the debate ,because the debate we were debating to debate about... we are now debating to debate if we need to debate, to postepone the debate or not!

capital thrill ride: washington amusement park's #1 ride!
Please dont feed the monkeys!

Anonymous said...

McCain is just looking for a reason to get out of a debate.

He's so old and awkward when he's speaking.

And for what it's worth: Cindy McCain is worth in excess of $100 million. I seriously doubt she wears fake jewelry.

Anonymous said...

BG...what is your obsession with 'want to be porn star' Kim Kardashian?

Anonymous said...

Everyone on this blog has already made up their minds on who they will vote for.So what's the problem with going to Washington and fix a real serious problem?
As for me I don't need to see a debate, it's going to be filled with BS anyway.

Gorilla said...

What does McCain need to work on? Paulson's gonna be the one spending all the $700B.

Anonymous said...

11:59 - you don't need the debate to decide who to vote for? You're voting for McCain then, because you don't want to watch the debate where the difference between the two will be obvious...... and it's not your guy that will look the best. You are conceding that by saying the debates are not important before they even debate.

Debates have been important in presidential races since the Kennedy/Nixon debate.

Buckwheat said...

"I promise I created anti-lock brakes in my brain as a kid during an ice storm."

You invent the internet, too, Al?

Buckwheat said...

David Blaine - What a rip-off that was.

wordkyle said...

1226 - The Kennedy-Nixon debate was the first time TV style won over substance. Polls showed that those who watched the debate on TV thought Kennedy won. Those that listened on radio thought Nixon won.

Obama didn't fare so well at the Saddleback church, so your confidence may be a little misplaced.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Obama will look great in a debate-

Mr Obama what would you do about the price of fuel? Um yeah, well, oh I'm tired, let me see there's hope and change- I would combine a little of each with audacity!

The housing crisis? um well, bear with me here now, let's see you know, that's a toughy! 57?

That dimwit couldn't debate his way out of a wet paper sack.

I don't care if you love the guy, that's your business but, you have to admit he's not very bright and is even a terrible impromptu speaker when fielding questions from worshipful fans- how will he fare in an even slightly adversarial environment with no Teleprompter?

The dude would choke on his own tongue.

Anonymous said...

My money's on Obama - my confidence is not misplaced, WK.

So let's watch and see.

(My money is also on the fact that we will not agree on how Obama does in the debate.)

Anonymous said...

Received this in an email thought it was funny in a "chris rock" sort of way!






Obama keeps saying change….Do you know what that means?



C. H. A. N. G. E.



Come Help A Nigga Get Elected!

Anonymous said...

McCain just pulled the fire alarm so he and his girlfriend don't have to take the midterm they didn't prepare for.

Anonymous said...

No Barry, not advantage Obama...advantage America. That idiot hasn't a clue what to do in the Senate or what to do in real crisis. He needs to stay on the trail and let the more intelligent pass a plan. Obama can't even single task, much less multi task. He never has performed his Senate job....he should return his salary to the nuts who elected him.

wordkyle said...

139 - You just have to hope he doesn't make another "above my paygrade" remark.
Or talk about "clinging to guns and religion."
Or comment on the price of arugula.
Or have to name the 57th state.
Or...well, you get the idea.

Anonymous said...

If McCain is scared of debating Obammy, why wouldn't the Messiah accept McCain's offer of 10 town hall meetings? Could it be that you can't bring a teleprompter to a town hall meeting?

Anonymous said...

David Blaine kicks some major mystical ass!

Buckwheat said...

the Messiah? Oh pleeeeease.